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The Lake Titicaca has the most volume of the water of any lake

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The Lake Titicaca has the most volume of the water of any lake in South America, making it the largest lake on that continent.

a) The Lake Titicaca has the most volume of the water of any lake in South America
b) Lake Titicaca has the most volume of water of any lake in South America
c) Lake Titicaca has the most volume of a water of each lake in South America
d) The Lake Titicaca has the most volume of water of any lake in South America
e) Lake Titicaca has the most volume of water of some lakes in South America

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Originally posted by mbaaspirant80 on 11 Aug 2017, 02:35.
Last edited by abhimahna on 11 Aug 2017, 11:41, edited 1 time in total.
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New post 11 Aug 2017, 11:36
Could you please underline the question stem as well for the sentence correction ?

It would be much convenient. :)
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How to choose between 'b' and 'd'?

Am i missing any rule?
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B Lake Titicaca has the most volume of water of any lake in South America
D The Lake Titicaca has the most volume of water of any lake in South America

The only difference is the use of " the " in D
I am not sure why D is incorrect .
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Because singular lake names are used without an article, whereas plural ones require an article. e.g Lake Michigan, Lake Baikal vs The Finger Lakes.
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I'm not sure, but I believe GMAT doesn't test the use of articles. I have never seen any official question testing this rule.
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mbaaspirant80 wrote:
The Lake Titicaca has the most volume of the water of any lake in South America, making it the largest lake on that continent.

a) The Lake Titicaca has the most volume of the water of any lake in South America
b) Lake Titicaca has the most volume of water of any lake in South America
c) Lake Titicaca has the most volume of a water of each lake in South America
d) The Lake Titicaca has the most volume of water of any lake in South America
e) Lake Titicaca has the most volume of water of some lakes in South America


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The only difference between B and D is "The" at the beginning. Does the GMAT test usage of articles? Please enlighten :)
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New post 12 Aug 2017, 07:57
B and D is confusing but while answering, Just THE needs to be taken care of.
Also, too much THE in D makes it wordy and less concise.
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New post 13 Aug 2017, 22:49
Hi All,
This question is from GMAT club grammar book.

'The' is used where you have to give stress or you are using superlative degree.

Quote:
The Lake Titicaca has the most volume of the water of any lake in South America,


in this sentence first The is not required as we are not giving stress on Lake Titicaca
second The is required as this is attached to superlative word 'most' in this sentence.

hope this clarifies you.
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